Preparing For Power : America's Elite Boarding Schools

Description

Why do private boarding schools produce such a disproportionate number of leaders in business, government, and the arts? In the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, two sociologists describe the complex ways in which elite schools prepare students for success and power, and they also provide a lively behind-the-scenes look at prep-school life and underlife.

Details

Author(s)
Jr. Peter W. Cookson, Caroline Hodges Persell
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
127 x 208 x 15mm | 284g
Publication date
29 Sep 1987
Publisher
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Imprint
BASIC BOOKS
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition statement
Reprint
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
0465062695
ISBN13
9780465062690
Bestsellers rank
1,043,226